Mon - Jul 14, 2008 : 02:12 pm
Gen. Conf. - Ask In Faith - Bednar
I just got done reading, listening to, and watching the general conference talk "Ask In Faith", by Elder David A. Bednar.
I must say, having missed the original broadcasting of this conference, I heard all the hype about this talk in the ensuing weeks and months. It seemed that this talk was all the rage about learning how to "really" pray.
Well... I watched it about 1 and a half months ago, and to be honest, it didn't strike me as being a singular talk at all. I was quite confused as to what all the hullaballoo was about.
Sure, he mentioned the bit about us being "full-time finders" for the missionaries, but that made sense to me. Yes, it was very good to hear, but it wasn't the huge call to repentance to me, that everyone else seemed to have thought it was for them.
Anyway... For that reason, I've been putting off studying this talk until today.
Today, while watching, I was very impressed by the Spirit of the truthfulness of this talk.
Elder Bednar's talk was a very powerful sermon on the specifics of how we should pray. Emphasis was given to the action after the communication, and I loved it.
Accepting God's will, staying true while our faith is being tested, and making sure your prayers are meaningful also hit home.
Right now, I'm in a part of my life where I haven't needed for much lately, or rather, I haven't been in pain due to my needs. I know I need to pray for lots of things which I am not, but I remember during my adolescence and young-adult-hood, I was praying fervently often, if not daily, for things which caused me pain. This makes praying a bit different for me, right now. I really need to dig down and find things for which I am in need, and for which I should pray.
Anyway... This talk was a good reminder of how to pray effectively, and I loved it.